Troopers Hill Photo Survey 12 to 22

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August 1994

August 2006

No 12 From Sally's Glade we now move to the south-west facing slopes over looking the area that used to be Butler's Tar Works.
Heather is spreading and the shrubs have grown.

No 13 This is looking south-east across these slopes at the shrubs above the nursery.
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No 14 The growth of hawthorn and other shrubs around the nursery is very clearly shown here.
This area was unaffected by the 1995 fire.

No 15 The area north west of the nursery.

No 16 This and the next two shots are looking back up the hill from a rockout crop just above the nursery.

No 17 The shrubs on the 1994 shot are just to the right on the 2006 view.
This area was indentified in 2004 as having holm oak saplings that needed removal.
Some were cut at the July work party but others still remain and regrowth will mean this is an ongoing task.

No 18 From the same point as above looking further north.

No 19 This shows the trend of broom moving up the hill followed by bramble.
The photos show the southern end of the site.
(Full slide show on the Main Survey Page).

No 20 Looking back at the hill from the south side.
Heather, gorse, broom, bramble and hawthorn all now cover a greater area than they did before the 1995 fire.
(Full slide show on the Main Survey Page).

No 21 These are of the same area, but from slightly different angles, it is the south-west end of the path parallel to Troopers Hill Road.
There is a lot more bramble here now than there was in 1994.
The area on the left has been a main focus for removing bramble from around the broom at work parties.
More work will be done in this area in 2006/2007.

No 22 From the same spot looking north.
The spread of gorse can be seen on the right and isolated bushes have appeared in the heather.

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